What We Do

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Our Goals

For over 50 years, UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in their efforts to reduce poverty and to promote sustainable human development policies. One of the hallmarks of UNDP Egypt’s success is its long-term support to the Government in building and sustaining strategic national institutions that have added significant value to improving people’s lives in the country.

UNDP Egypt and Pathways to Development

UNDP believes that involving people in the development of solutions to challenges such as youth unemployment, gender and geographic inequalities, as well as energy shortage is key to building a resilient nation. more

Our Stories

Siwan women sit around a tabluter
In Siwa, Adapted Technologies Improve Women's Lives

By Marwa Elnokrashy and Karim Ezzeldin Fatma Ibrahim, a poor mother of six, has been illiterate all her life. As a child, her hardworking parents mademore 

A woman and her daughter at a legal aid office
Legal Aid Offices Help Get Families' Lives Back on Track

The majority of litigants facing family disputes are women and children, mostly from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Divorced women in particular suffer to earn the right ofmore 

Save energy…Save money: Addressing the energy sector challenges to support the development process

If you know there is a solution to save energy and save money, would you do it? The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is addressing themore 

Haja Karima's, one of the micro-loans recipients, smile and determination helped her to overcome the unexpected tragedy of her family. UNDP/Fatma Elzahraa Yassin
Landmine victims or agents of change: The story of an empowered woman

After her husband’s landmine accident 20 years ago, Haja Najia’s life changed dramatically. At the age of 56, Haja Najia is the main bread winner ofmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Given the importance of the region as the urban, political, social and economic capital of Egypt and one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world, the project's main objective is to develop a vision for Cairo till 2050 using a participatory approach.more 

  • In partnership with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Defense, to support the development of the North West Coast and Inland Desert.more 

  • In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, this project aims to demonstrate the double mainstreaming approach of Sustainable Economic Growth in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt – funded by USAID LIFE.more 

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